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RE: The HTTP header to be used for a gzip message

From: Jonathan Marsh <jonathan@wso2.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 09:55:00 -0800
To: "'Philippe Le Hegaret'" <plh@w3.org>, "'keith chapman'" <keithgchapman@gmail.com>
Cc: "'www-ws-desc'" <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001701c7373b$f24f9b50$0e00a8c0@DELLICIOUS>

FTR, the testcase originally had Transfer-Encoding:chunked which I changed
because Axis2 didn't support it.  But perhaps changing it to gzip was a
mistake.  We need to look at this a little deeper.

Jonathan Marsh - http://www.wso2.com - http://auburnmarshes.spaces.live.com
 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-desc-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Philippe Le Hegaret
> Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 7:49 AM
> To: keith chapman
> Cc: www-ws-desc
> Subject: Re: The HTTP header to be used for a gzip message
> 
> 
> On Fri, 2007-01-12 at 14:30 +0530, keith chapman wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Does the spec state the HTTP header to use when a message is encoded
> > as gzip. I  had a look at section "6.3.2 HTTP Transfer Coding
> > Selection" it does not state anything to this regard. The test
> > framework looks for the header "Transfer-Encoding=gzip" but axis2 uses
> > the header "Content-Encoding: gzip" .
> 
> Given
> [[
>   This [Transfer-Encoding] differs from the content-coding in that the
> transfer-coding is a property of the message, not of the entity.
> ]]
> http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec14.html#sec14.41
> 
> I believe Transfer-Encoding is the one to use. With the set of value
> available in section 3.6 of the HTTP RFC [1]. Note that "identity" can't
> be used anymore in as a transfer codings, according to the latest
> editors version of the HTTP RFC that includes errata [2].
> 
> Given your question, the spec needs clarification.
> 
> Philippe
> 
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec3.html#sec3.6
> [2]
> http://www.w3.org/Protocols/HTTP/1.1/rfc2616bis/draft-lafon-rfc2616bis-
> latest.html#transfer.codings
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